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Obituary: Norah Marie Auer, 1934-2016 

Published March 14, 2016 at 4:00 a.m. | Updated March 15, 2016 at 8:10 p.m.

Norah Marie Auer, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 7, 2016. She was born on December 21, 1934 in New York City to the late Lyman and Nora (Dwyer) Wescott.

She often spoke of her wonderful memories growing up in NYC, especially square dances in Central park, spending the day at the Museum of Natural History, going to Coney Island with friends and seeing the big bands of her day. Her father was a conductor on the New York Central railroad based out of Grand Central Station, and she took every opportunity to ride on his route to visit family in Vermont. It was on one of those trips she met her future husband Charlie, they married three years later on April 27, 1957. Before then at not yet 19, she ventured to Burlington to work as an assistant to Mr. Shaw, the president of Burlington Saving Bank. In her late 20's she left the bank to raise her 4 little girls at home, which she enjoyed every minute of.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband Charlie Auer, children Kimberly Auer-Abramovich, Terri (Dave) Mitchell, Wendy (Geoff) McLoughlin, and Kerry-Ellen (Jim) Rock, grandchildren Chad and Drew Abramovich, Mallory, Bailey, and Schuyler Mitchell, and Mia Rock, sister Beatrice Roberts, sister-in-law Christine and Ken Hebert, beloved beagle Buddy, extended family and countless friends.

She was predeceased by her son Charles Auer III, her parents, her in-laws Charles, Sr. and Ida Auer, sister-in-law Julia and brother-in-law Vernon, 3 siblings Caroline, Lyman, and Winnifred.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Starr Farm Nursing Home for all the wonderful care they gave to Norah and all the family and to Dr. Karen Sokol for taking such good care of mom, as her physician.

Visitation will be held on Sunday March 13 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service 132 Main St., Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday March 14 at 11:00am at St. Mark's Catholic Church, North Ave, Burlington. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer's foundation at: Condolences may be shared at

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